Our next flu vaccine clinic is on Saturday, Sept 24, see blog/landing page for details!

Welcome to 411 Pediatrics and After Hours Care!

Office Phone: 512-327-0411

Office Fax: 512-327-5437

A Trusted Healthcare Partner for Austin Families

We are committed to taking care of your healthcare needs and keeping you informed of the evolving pandemic and the questions you may have. We are also trying to work around the challenges of caring for our patients while keeping patients and staff protected. Thank you for your understanding in these stressful times! As a reminder, masks are still required in the office.

We continue to operate on a modified schedule with Saturday telehealth appointments from 9am-1pm and weekday office hours from 8am-5pm. We hope to resume our pre-pandemic in-person Saturday hours in the fall 2022.  

Looking for an Austin pediatrician? At 411 Pediatrics and After Hours Care, we know kids! Our expert team of healthcare providers offers a caring medical home and comprehensive healthcare for your child from birth through adolescence. We offer the right care at the right time for your baby or child, with the convenience of being open 6 days a week. From newborn care, well-child checks, and sports physicals to treatment for illnesses and minor injuries—we are there when you need us.

We are partners in your child’s health. We get it. We give you the information you need to make informed decisions regarding your child’s health and well-being. Our role is to assess, evaluate, educate, and advise—but also to listen, empathize, reassure, and lend support. In the office, by phone, or direct messaging via our secure patient portal, we make it easy to stay connected.

*When the office is closed, call 911 if you have an emergency or go to the nearest pediatric emergency room. The After Hours Nurse Line can be reached at 512-327-0411, Push “5”. Please be advised there is a $25 charge for this service.

Flu vaccine is here! Please fill out this form for each family member getting vaccinated and bring to your appointment.

  • Saturday flu vaccine clinics: We will offer flu vaccine by appointment only (for our patients AND their parents) on Saturday Sept 24th from 9:00 am—12:30pm. Other vaccines will not be given at this time. We plan on additional flu vaccine clinics on 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, and 11/19. Please no walk-ins.
  • Payment and charges: Our office needs updated insurance information and a credit card on file prior to your flu vaccine appointment. There is no out-of-pocket cost for our patients. For parents, we do not bill insurance so the cost is $35 for flu shots and $40 for flu nasal spray due at time of injection.
  • If your child is sick (fever of 100.4 F or above), please cancel and reschedule the flu vaccine appointment.
  • Flu vaccine with well checks: We will offer flu vaccine at scheduled well check appointments during regular office hours.
  • Flu vaccine with ‘sick’ visits: We will offer flu vaccine to patients who have appointments for non-infectious sick visits.
  • Flu vaccine for siblings: If you bring one child in for a well check and want a sibling to come along and get a flu vaccine that day, please notify the office ahead of time and print/fill out/bring the flu consent form.
  • Flu vaccine eligibility details:

—Children ages 6 months and up are eligible to receive flu shot.

—Children under 9 years of age receiving flu vaccine for the first time need 2 doses, given at least 4 weeks apart for optimal protection.

—Healthy people, non-pregnant people ages 2 years—49 years old can receive Flumist nasal spray. Children with a history of asthma or wheezing in the past 12 months are not eligible for Flumist.

  • Get your flu shot now. Flu vaccine protects against the 4 most likely circulating flu strains this year (two A strains and two B strains). Flu vaccine protection lasts through the typical flu season from October to April, so it is appropriate to get flu vaccine as soon as possible.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update:

We currently offer the COVID-19 Monovalent Pfizer vaccine for children ages 6 months—5 years of age. For efficiency, please print, sign, and bring BOTH the consent form AND the Immunization Registry form to your child’s COVID-19 vaccine appointment. For informational purposes, here is the FDA vaccine fact sheet  and the CDC V-Safe sheet to sign up for post-vaccination health check-ins.

In September 2022, the FDA and Advisory Committee to the CDC authorized the Pfizer Bivalent COVID-19 vaccine for people aged 12 and up. (*Moderna was also authorized for ages 18+). We do not have this vaccine in the office yet due to the minimum order required by the state. We will keep you updated, but we do recommend that everyone ages 12+ get this booster shot.

  • The Bi-valent vaccine will protect against the original strain of COVID-19 as well as an mRNA component in common between the omicron variant BA.4 and BA.5 to offer better protection against the omicron variant of the virus.
  • This Bi-valent vaccine will replace the original vaccine as the authorized ‘booster’ shot for people ages 12 and up.
  • The BA.4 and BA.5 strains are causing most infections in the US currently and are predicted to be circulating this fall and winter.
  • Anyone age 12 and up is eligible to receive the Bi-valent single dose booster shot if it has been at least 2 months since completing the primary 2-dose series or at least 2 months after receiving a prior booster shot.
  • The FDA has NOT yet authorized this Bi-valent vaccine for use in children under 12 years of age. The current recommendation is to use the original monovalent vaccine for this age group. Children age 5-11 may receive a single booster dose of the original monovalent vaccine at least 5 months after completing the primary 2 dose series. Stay tuned.

Monkeypox questions?

This is an evolving situation, so please know that information may change over time. As of September 2022, Texas has about 1600 cases, mostly in adults ages 25-45. In Texas, there have been 9 pediatrics cases in people ages 11-17 and 88% of those cases were in males. The virus is not considered sexually transmitted because there are ways for the virus to spread without sexual intercourse and anyone in close/household contact with someone infected with monkeypox is at risk. However, most cases have been in adults with close and prolonged skin to skin contact. To prevent spread, the recommendations are:

  • Avoid close skin-to-skin contact with people who have a rash that may be monkeypox
  • Avoid contact with objects used by a person infected (utensils, cups, bedding, towels, clothing)

411 Pediatrics and After Hours Care Services

  • Free monthly prenatal/baby care classes (*currently virtual via Zoom)
  • Breastfeeding prep classes for parents-to-be
  • Newborn care
  • Breastfeeding support and lactation services
  • Well-child checkups and camp/sports physicals
  • Vaccinations
  • Developmental, behavioral, and attention, learning differences assessments
  • Sleep and toilet training consultations
  • Illness care (e.g. fever, colic, ear infections, Strep throat, asthma, allergies, vomiting)
  • Ear piercing
  • Convenient after-hours care and online access to accommodate busy schedules
  • Whooping cough shots and flu shots for parents and caregivers

Seeking an Austin pediatrician that Specializes in Babies?

If only babies came with an instruction manual! Our team, including Dr. Ari Brown, nationally acclaimed pediatrician and author of the Baby 411 book series, is passionate about helping families just like yours.

We want breastfeeding to be a successful and enjoyable experience. Our independent, certified lactation consultants are here to help! From breastfeeding classes for parents-to-be, newborn assessments, consultations, hospital-grade breast pump rentals and breast pump sales, Kiran Hahn, RN, IBCLC and Helina Teshome, RN, IBCLC offer a full array of services in our office.

Our team of Ari Brown, MD, Ava Gallagher, MD, Cacey Adams, MD, and Laura Cox PA-C, and independent lactation consultants (breastfeeding support) provide the best care for your child. Contact us at (512) 327-0411 for emergencies when the office is closed. Our offices are located at located at 925 Westbank Drive, Austin, Texas 78746.

411 Pediatrics and After Hours Care—We know kids.

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